Joining a panel perpendicular to face frame

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Forum topic by jgoeden posted 08-03-2015 08:22 PM 753 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-03-2015 08:22 PM

Hopefully I can ask this right. Looking for figure out a good joint that’s strong that I can glue a panel (bottom of a cabinet) to the face frame. I have a picture of my design that has the joint I”m talking about in question. Basically the panel is parallel to the ground and the face frame piece is vertical. How do you join them together? Just glue? Dowels, biscuits, modified M&T???


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#1 posted 08-03-2015 08:26 PM

Panel rests in a rabbet cut in the frame member.

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#2 posted 08-04-2015 12:16 AM

Ditto kazoo

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 01:44 AM

Some people would use pocket screws from underside.

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#4 posted 08-04-2015 03:00 AM

I built something very similar to what you’re building.

First I built the carcase and put the face on it.

Then I built the frame and panel with the legs on it.

Then I use screws (not drywall screws) and screwed through the case work into the leg.

It’s been sitting in my house for the last 5 years and hasn’t fallen apart yet.

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